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How much vitamin C should I take each day?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Take at least 60 mg of this antioxidant daily and optimally 200 to 250 mg for optimum health (this is all that the body can use in a day). If your  multivitamin only includes 60 mg of vitamin C, then take an additional 200 mg. Don’t pay extra for “natural” vitamin C, since there is no difference in effectiveness or absorption between natural and synthetic L-ascorbic acid (the chemical name of vitamin C).
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